The Community Overdose Action Team was established in the fall of 2016 to address the opioid/heroin epidemic in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services and Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County are the lead agencies in the effort to combat the epidemic.
The work of the Community Overdose Action Team seeks to stabilize the number of people dying from drug overdoses and reduce the number of fatal overdoses. In addition, it will identify what services are being offered, look for any existing gaps in services and explore potential new or expanded ways to combat the drug overdose problem.
As part of this inter-agency collaborative approach over 60 community leaders from numerous public and private organizations throughout Montgomery County are members of the Steering Committee that will help guide the work.
All aspects of reducing deaths due to drug overdoses are included in the effort.
Specific teams are working on prevention, treatment, law enforcement, the court system, opioid prescription guidelines, education and outreach.
It is the team’s hope that this collaborative, community-wide approach will make an impact in combating the problem of rising deaths from drug overdoses in our community.
Community Overdose Action Team Goals
- Stabilize the number of people dying from drug overdoses
- Reduce the number of fatal overdoses